Review: Lhasa Beer
Drink your way to Tibetan freedom? Now that is philanthropy that’s hard to pass up, and Lhasa, the first beer ever to be exported from Tibet, donates 10 percent of profits to doing good deeds in its homeland. So you can drink up and feel good about it.
Lhasa is a lighter style pilsner, just 4.6% alcohol, and it’s extremely easy drinking. A good amount of malt gives it some immediate richness, but that soon fades into a semi-sweet, lightly bitter finish. The finale is a bit on the watery side — but, hey, it’s water from the Himalayan Mountains, so it’s hard to complain too loudly about it.
I’d have no trouble drinking Lhasa as a refreshing, it’s-hot-outside kind of picnic beer, but its flavor profile is in no way a match for the story the bottle has to tell. Worth a try, just don’t get too excitable.
B / $9 per six-pack